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newsroom right now. >> the 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck on the pacific coast, near acapulco. people fell. a bridge collapsed and crushed a pedestrian bus and frightened people ran into the streets. president obama's oldest daughter malia, is in the area on vacation, with a school group, but she is reportedly safe. there are no reports of major damage or injuries. powerful after shocks are still shaking that region. kai? >> complete coverage continues now with bob turk. he has a closer look at the strength and location of this earthquake. >> this is an area that gets lots of earthquakes this week. it struck in the southern state of guero, not far from acapulco, and not far from oaxaca. struck about 2:00 this afternoon. the initial quake was 7.4 and had an aftershock of 5.1. by the way, our earthquake was 5.8 last summer in this baltimore region. the quake, about 11 to 12 miles underground. mexico city, 200 miles away.
they really felt the effects that far away. and it was felt as far away as guatemala city. this is on the pacific ring of fire. they happened daily there. but this was a very, very large earthquake. kai should. >> -- kai? >> all right, bob. thank you. there was no damage to the runways and operations are returning to normal. more breaking news. this time in baltimore county, multiple people are stabbed in owings mills. but that is only part of the story. captain mike perry above it with more. captain mike? >> difficult situation as police responded to the village of queen anne. this is along reisterstown road in the owings mills road in baltimore county. their first call was to field spring and spectator lane, apparently where multiple individuals were involved in a fight. police found on arrival at least one person stabbed here at the scene. that was at field spring and
spectator. apparently this scene spread, up field spring court, to another location along field spring and new palace. and then police subsequently were able to stop a vehicle. and the village of queen court. this is off the entrance of reisterstown road. police were called to the northwest hospital center, which is a short distance of this location. apparently, five people that were involved in this situation were at the northwest hospital center. one of them stabbed and suffering from injuries of being struck in the face. so we know that that victim was transported to sinai hospital. has condition is not known at this hour. it is not clear at this point whether police have filed charges against the other four that were in the car. but police found a bullet hole in the side door of the car that those victims were traveling in. so at this point, police are
continuing to investigate to see if someone at the scene here at field spring fired a gun at that car, intending to strike someone inside the vehicle. at this point, police, you could see there, at least half a dozen police officers, still here at field spring. a spectator, conducting their investigation. there's no word on the seriousness of injuries to anyone that was stabbed here at the scene. and as you can see, we'll continue to keep you updated throughout the evening. as we gather more information. back to you. >> all right, captain mike. thank you. as mike said, we'll continue to bring you details on this story. well, tough questions today for anne arundel county's top cop. he is ordered to testify about the political corruption charges against county executive john leopold. wjz continues to investigate the leopold case. mike hellgren is live with the impact. mike? >> reporter: mary, this could be devastating if he says he was ordered to conduct some sort of elicit -- illicit activity. or he could plead the fifth and
say his boss did nothing wrong. >> reporter: the anne arundel county council has served the police chief in the first of what is expected to be a series of subpoenas of county leaders, ordering they testified under oath on illegal and actions. >> it's unfortunate when communities who are otherwise pretty quiet, they're stepping up now and saying more and more that you owe us the answers that we need. and chief tier is the only person that can provide them. >> reporter: the state prosecutor charged leopold with misconduct in office for ordering his police security detail to drive him to sexual liaisons and dig up dirt on his enemies. police unions voted no confidence on the chief. >> it's his prerogative to not answer on the advice of council. and that will-- counsel. and that will provide advice in
and of itself. >> reporter: councilman fink said this does not mean the chief did anything wrong. they just want to know what he knew and when he knew it. >> reporter: also new, the aclu is demanding the state department of public safety is conducting an audit on how they used its criminal justice information system database. the prosecution alleges that leopold use today -- used it to check criminal records of his political opponents. >> you can look back to see who has looked up information about any particular person, when it was done, the identity of the person doing that lookup. it is a violation of state and federal law and completely improper. >> now, the police chief will be testifying at the special meeting that is next monday coming up, new at 6:00. we'll tell you what the department of public safety is saying about the possibility of abuse of their database. reporting live, mike hellgren,
wjz eyewitness news. >> the county executive denies wrongdoing and says the true story will come out in court. >> the maryland soldier murdered in afghanistan is laid to rest with full military honors today. vic is in the newsroom with details of the ceremony. vic? >> well, kai, as police searched for his killers in afghanistan, major robert marchanti is buried at arlington national cemetery with full honors. marchanti's wife and children watched as the military carried its flag-draped casket today. the gunmen assassinated the 49- year-old inside the heavily secured building in afghanistan. the taliban claims responsibility calling his murder retaliation for the murder -- burning of korans at a military base. kai, back to you. >> vic, thank you. governor martin o'malley ordered all flags to be none at half staff today in marchanti's
memory. delays following an accident in baltimore county. the crash involved two vehicles, and it happened near whitemarsh boulevard. medics rescued one person from the car, put him into an ambulance on the scene. and we're working to find out if anyone is seriously injured. the death penalty could be over in maryland. that's what some lawmakers and advocates want to accomplish this year. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains, they've got hurdles to clear first. derek? >> reporter: the advocates to the death penalty made their appeal to the house today. but in the past, it's been the senate committee where they've met the most resistance. >> reporter: erica bridgeford says justice for the 2007 murder of her mother -- brother won't come by lethal injection. >> it's not justice to moo. >> -- to me. >> reporter: she's one of several advocates calling on lawmakers to repeal the death penalty. she points to the naacp that points to the outrage of the murder of troy davis, as proof
that attitudes toward the death penalty is changing. >> the known fact that racism exists, we know that our system is not foolproof. so in that sense of the word, we need to move forward at this time, not to have another troy davis. >> it can happen like that. >> reporter: kirk bloods worth knows about wrongful conviction. he was released from death row after he was exonerated by dna. >> i don't want to see anybody executed. >> my daughter was murdered in 1998. >> reporter: vicky argues it could be driewl to -- cruel to crime victims. >> it puts them through hell. >> just because it takes a long time doesn't mean it isn't the right thing to do. >> reporter: scott shellen berger, among those fighting to keep it. until a legislative committee approves the lethal injection protocols. >> prosecutors need that one final option in seeking death in the most heinous of cases. >> reporter: those who want to repeal the death penalty say
they are just one vote shy of getting that bill out of a senate committee to the full floor, where they say they have enough votes in both cham buyers to -- chambers to pass it. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek, thank you. new jersey, new mexico and illinois recently abolished the death penalty. the naacp is also pushing for a ban in connecticut and california this year. voters are casting ballots in the illinois primary. it's a two-man race between mitt romney and rick santorum for the presidential nomination. in tonight's 2012 report, danielle nottingham reports. >> illinois republicans are picking the gop candidate they want to challenge president obama. >> i hope romney takes illinois. i really do. i think right now, he's probably the best qualified. >> like santorum, he seemed like a more traditional and conservative candidate.
>> reporter: mitt romney and rick santorum spent the past few days pounding the pavement in illinois. romney continues to make the case that he's the best candidate to win back the white house. >> together, we're going to get the job done. i'm going to get the nomination. we'll defeat barack obama. >> santorum had to do damage control after saying he didn't care about the unemployment rate. >> occasionally, you say some things you wish you had a do- over. >> reporter: mitt romney is expected to do well in suburban chicago neighborhoods like this one. while rick santorum is expected to do well with conservatives. >> you don't get a chance to speak loudly as a conservative in illinois. >> reporter: even with a strong turnout, santorum faces an uphill battle. his campaign did not file the appropriate paperwork. and some have run into their own problems at the polls.
newly-designed ballots are too big to fit into the computer that reads them. all of them will have to be hand counted. in schaumburg, illinois, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> tomorrow, the race comes to maryland. mitt romney will make stops in arbutus and frederick. we'll bring you the latest on air and online at wjz.com. an update on a national landmark damaged during the east coast earthquake. the washington national cathedral will temporarily reopen its central tower. the tower has been deemed safe for visitors and will be open to the public saturday for a tower climb. repairs to the cathedral are still expected to cost around $20 million. stir a transition of -- a transition transition of power is under way. today, a new archbishop is appointed for the archdiocese. pope benedict names bishop william laurie to take over the post this spring.
cardinal edwin o'brien introduced his successor today. 60-year-old bishop william laurie, who had been serving in connecticut. pope benedict made him the 16th serving bishop in part because of his public stance on issues. >> bishop laurie has been an outspoken advocate on religious freedom and the preservation of marriage being between one man and one woman. >> reporter: and it heads to referendum this fall. >> i don't know the details of what lay ahead in the referendum, i'll certainly be teaching, as a bishop, but also working with all of the bishops of maryland and all of the other leaders as the referendum unfolds. >> reporter: that means preaching from the pulpit and the public square to catholics who don't always agree with vatican rules. the confusion of changing times
can make certainties harder. >> because these things change so much. and it's -- it's hard to say what's right and what's wrong. >> people know a caricature of what the church teaches, as opposed to what it really does teach. or maybe they don't know why the church teaches what it does. >> as the new archbishop, laurie says he will focus on getting those who question the teaching to take a second look. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> bishop laurie will be installed as the new archbishop at the cathedral of mary our queen, the 16th. it is time. today's pink tie party marks the official start of the cherry blossom festival. visit oshes are getting a special treat as the trees are blooming earlier than expected, thanks to the mild weather. it has been 100 years since japan gifted the trees to washington, d.c.
and still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. a father's outrage at the tsa. >> there's another human being, putting their hands on my child. >> hear from the family of a little boy subjected to an airport patdown. and the new twist involving this video. >> reporter: neighborhood watch controversy. tonight, new steps to investigate the man who killed an unarmed teenager in florida. i'm ron matz, in elkridge, howard county. you can join the fight against breast cancer at dick gelfman's ride across maryland. the story coming up, right here on wjz. more spring showers in our forecast. bob will have that answer coming up. ,,,,
after public outcry, the justice department opens an investigation into the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teen in florida. terrell brown reports for wjz with the latest. >> reporter: florida prosecutors are asking a grand jury to look into the shooting death of 17-year-old trevon martin. a neighborhood watch volunteer shot the black teenager dead. after a confrontation in a gated community in central florida. >> it is our expectation, our hope, our belief, our prayer, and whatever word we can come up with, that they will arrest george zimmerman for the murder of trevon martin. >> reporter: 28-year-old george zimmerman claims it was self- defense. florida state allows the person the right to stand their ground and use deadly force, if threatened. but the attorney for the martin family says the boy was not the aggressor. >> he had a 9-millimeter gun. trevon martin had a bag of skittles.
where is the self-defense in that? >> reporter: attorney benjamin crump played a video of a girl, who was allegedly on the phone with martin, just seconds before he was shot and killed. >> he is traumatized over this. >> the girl said that martin said he was being followed. >> he tells him, oh, better be careful. just run home. >> crumb says he will turn over the witness's information to the justice department because the family does not trust the local authorities. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the grand jury will convene april 10th. coming up, tonight at 6:00, local civil rights at vists call for justice in this case. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in on our roads at wjz. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. well, the rush hour is definitely in full swing. northbound on the jones falls expressway. delays there from the north expressway. that has just made one long
delay. it's around from stevenson road, it does break free and slows down again, approaching harford road. on the west side inner loop, heavy from baltimore national pike, over to security boulevard. delays 70 westbound from 29 to marriottsville road. and northbound 95, definitely congestion in that region. from eastern avenue to whitemarsh boulevard. as far as accidents go, in the whitemarsh area, rossville boulevard. and in parkton, middletown road, at rayville. let's take a live look. you can see things are a bit slow there. that's 30 at 92. this report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. call them at 1-877-75-bills. back over to you. >> all right. i could feel that humidity today. >> not a bad start to spring. 70 degrees now. yes, it was a little heated. but looks like the shower chances are just a little bit nil at this point. east/northeast winds at 5. the barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at warmer air.
it's still only march. that kind of sky is what you might see later in spring or summer. temperatures so far this month have averaged about 13 degrees above normal for the first 20, 21 days of this month. which is really an amazing statistic. take a look at numbers right now. we're at 70 degrees here. 69 down in pax river. 71, even up in oakland. up at 2,000 feet, that's pretty amazing. 56, the cool spot. just a slight breeze off the ocean. keeping ocean city pretty chilly this afternoon. 72 in elkton. temperatures around the 70- degree mark. a little cooler on the bay. rock island. kent island, annapolis, 69. a light east/northeast wind. keeping us a little in that marine air, at least for tonight. tonight look for fog. heavy fog this morning. west of the bay, patchy fog again tonight. didn't see any rain today. so we probably won't see as much fog as we saw this morning. had a little rain last night.
the area picked up about 4/100ths of an inch. this is where the rain is. gulf moisture streaming northward. the jet stream. it's warm here. cooler out here. in fact, pretty cold in the west and northwest. shower and thunderstorm activity this afternoon. iowa into texas and oklahoma. some areas picking up 6 or 10 inches of rain. tremendous amounts of rain. the flow into the gulf of mexico, feeding that. beginning to thin out a little bit. some of that rain will be here, we think, friday, saturday, probably late friday, saturday and sunday. and a good chance we'll see cooler temps. and yes, some rain. and we definitely need that rain. it's been quite dry. warm and dry. and it's going to stay warm and dry. temperatures probably around 80 degrees. chicago today, was 84 degrees. we could easily get to the low 80s. that's something we'll be watching. southeast winds off the bay. that's the tough part of the forecast, it's off the bay. temperatures can be cooler, at
5 to 10 knots. the bay temp around 53. tonight, then, maybe a sprinkle or a shower. but i'm probably going to take that out. otherwise, patchy fog. 58 by morning. fog early on. clears out, warms up to 73. maybe 75. beautiful coming up tomorrow. >> perfect. all right, bob. thanks. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. accused of a massacre. well, one soldier changed the course of the war in afghanistan. some new information about the search for a gunman in france and how the violence is impacting security here in the united states. >> why did dozens of people from new york city come here to annapolis to support a baltimore county family, who lost their daughter in a tragedy. i'm weijia jiang, with the answer next. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation.
your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. it is 5:29. 79 degrees and mostly sunny. good evening, everybody. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. an update on the breaking news from baltimore county, where multiple people are stabbed. wjz is live at the scene in owings mills. mike schuh has the latest for us. >> mary, we've just been briefed by the public information officer here.
and we have confirmed that two people have been stabbed, one more serious than the other. what happened here is that a group of individuals pulled up to the home here behind me on spectator lane. they made their way inside. apparently they knew the people inside and some sort of argument broke out. that argument ended with two people being stabbed. a group of individuals then hopped into a white car similar to a crown victoria. and that car was found outside of northwest hospital. the person who was stabbed the worst was taken there by his associates. and it turns out that that wound is bad enough that that person has been transferred to sinai. now, police are not saying what started this fight. it basically spanned four different scenes. there was a problem here. then a half block away. at some point, there was a gunshot. no one was injured by that gunshot. and sources tell me that one of the things that they are looking at, but is not yet confirmed, is whether or not this was any sort of gang activity.
reporting from pikesville, right on the border between pikesville pikesville, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. >> mike schuh, thank you. we'll bring you a live report at 6:00. shot to death. the family of a baltimore teenager electrocuted in a baltimore city park, is pushing lawmakers to keep it from happening again. >> reporter: the family has already convinced the state to require surveying in some areas for dangerous voltage. but they say all potentially impacted places must be covered. or they say another child could die. >> deanna green would have turned 20 years old this week. but her life was cut short at 14 when she was electrocuted by stray voltage. >> we don't want anyone to feel how we feel, continue to go through what we go through, until we're six feet under. >> anna and bubba led a rally
at the state capital to push lawmakers to pass a bill named after their lawmaker. in 2006, deanna put on top of an exposed decaying metal underground. like near sidewalks, street lights and manhole covers employs. >> in order to find the problem that killed our daughter, surveying needs to be done. and we find that this is the way to find it and to repair it. >> reporter: the greens are not only fighting here in annapolis but all over the country. >> it's still unreal and unbelievable. like that could just happen. >> reporter: noah pilo, along with dozens of others travel from new york city to washington, d.c. to support the bill. >> reporter: our concern is that this is a silent killer. one that the greens hope will never claim another life. >> i could not -- i could not
sleep. if i were doing nothing. >> right now, subcommittees in both the house and the senate are considering the bill. they could vote as early as this week. back to you. >> weijia, thank you. opponents of the bill, including bge, say it would cost millions of dollars to implement. they also say similar measures are already in place. vandals attack a baltimore county church. police are searching for the suspects who set a bus on fire in the parking lot of calvary baptist church in dundalk. firefighters say the second bus suffered damage from the heat. arsock investigators are look -- arson investigators are looking into the case. police are looking for the gunman who killed several people in france. we're learning more about the attack. >> french police say they are hunting for a gunman who may have neo-nazi ties. happened outside of taluz monday. three students and a teacher were killed. last week, two french people
were killed. and another was shot and killed in taluz. prosecutors say the shooter killed all seven victims with bullets to the head. on monday, they say the suspects rode up on a motorcycle and had a video camera, recording the whole thing. it has been raised to the highest terror alert. >> this prompted increased security here in the united states, with extra officers being dispatched to jewish neighborhoods, schools and synagogues. the american soldier, accused of killing afghan citizens. meanwhile, the white house says the incident will not change the u.s. mission in afghanistan. randall pinkston reports for wjz with the latest from washington. >> reporter: staff sergeant robert bales told his attorney he has no memory of the time when 16 afghan civilians, including nine children were murdered. john henry brown says his client is in shock. >> he's being watched very carefully. i'm concerned about his being a
danger to himself. >> reporter: brown says bales, who was in custody at fort leavenworth, is worried about retaliation, against his fellow soldiers in afghanistan. the killings have sparked protests, calling for u.s. forces to leave. but the top u.s. commander in afghanistan told a congressional committee, the mission remains the same. >> i wish i could tell you that this war was simple and that progress could easily be measured. but that's not the way of owrntd counter -- counterinsurgencies. >> reporter: again today, the white house says there are no plans to change that. >> we are in the process of transitioning security lead over to the afghan security forces. >> those who know bales continue to express disbelief over what happened. including former nfl fullback mark edwards. edwards and bales remain in high school and remain close friends. in a statement, edwards said, i view him as a person with
enormous integrity, courage and loyalty. bales is expected to be charged by the end of the week. at the white house, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> bales' attorney claims his client suffered from post traumatic syndrome. >> new information about a toddler and a wheelchair, subjected by a patdown and the tsa. the boy's father reveals that he was recorded in the 2010 chicago o'hare airport. but he decided to post it because he came across it when he was looking at his vacation. the tsa says the boy was pat down because the wheelchair would not fit through the scanner. >> there's another human being putting his hands on my child, that's not acceptable. if he was putting his hands on my child childin mcdonald's or any place else, we would immediately have him arrested
and call police. >> reporter: the tsa has changed rules on pat downs on children and pat downs on younger children is unusual. tonight, there will be a community forum on winston churchill high school. we'll talk about how parents and students can be more vigilant when using social networking sites like facebook. a facebook representative will be on hand to demonstrate how to use privacy settings. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. the circus is in town. and so is the controversy over bolsa, the elephant guide stick. animal rights activists say are humane. tips for a mad men party. for all of these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun and remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. he was the face and founder of first mariner bank. but that chapter of ed heal's
life, closed when he left the struggling bank four months ago. today, in an exclusive interview, heal opened up about the next chapter in his life. >> reporter: i was 330 feet high. >> reporter: ed hale's days in the mariner tower are over. he traded in 24,000 square feet for 2400. but ceptdz his -- kept his water view. the inside looks identical to his penthouse, everything came with him, even the kitchen cabinet. but now hale is back where he grew up. >> i'm in my neighborhood. i always knew about the beauty in this area. everybody who sees me says, you look much more relaxed these days. i just had a complete workup. and my blood pressure is down. >> reporter: it is a transition into a slower lifestyle for hale. the new york investment firm that took over insisted on his departure. he misses the hundreds of
employees. >> i like to go out and talk to people. there's not a lot of pretense with me, as you probably know. i like to go around and talk to everyone. i miss that. >> reporter: at 65, hale spends time with his grandkids. hoo&he fishes and enjoys his soccer team, the baltimore blast. he also tells me he is hoping to guide the development of a waterfront property in canton. hale loves living on the water. it's in his blood, much like banking is. but that is something he is learning to live without. even though he remains the biggest shareholder at firestone first mariner, he won't be alone. >> i have been told it would be very difficult. >> hale still owns the first mariner arena. and he is chairman of visit baltimore, the city's tourism agency. still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. another vacation disaster. what caused a collision involving a luxury cruise ship? what happened to amelia earhart? why the government is launching
a new search for her plane. bob turk in the first warning weather center. warm all week. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too.
million, raised against breast cancer. those are the impressive numbers for dick gelfman's ride against breast cancer. hundreds of riders are ready to roll. >> reporter: on the road to ocean city, it's almost time. for dick gelfman's ride across maryland. raising big bucks to help fight breast cancer. a lot of great programs out there that help families because it's not just the woman who deals with, but the entire family, dealing with breast cancer. >> reporter: howard weis is ready to roll. >> people that are riding or even support the ride, their hearts are so much into it. they've had losses, but there's good hope. >> reporter: leading fundraisers can win a special grand prize. >> an all expense paid trip to the american southwest, where they will pick up rented motorcycle and they will tour the national parks for seven days. >> reporter: last year, 1400 riders made the trip to ocean
city. >> we've always encouraged, not just the riders to come. but we've encouraged people to come with either vans, trucks, cars, bring their family. >> reporter: the daniels' family is always there. >> it's a great event. and a lot of people look forward to it every year. >> reporter: they love doing it for a cause. it's not just going out and putting 40 miles on riding somewhere. it's who can we help. and i like people that think that way. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> dick gelfman's ride across maryland is the weekend of june 2nd. wjz is such a proud sponsor of the ride. as part of our continuing community commitment, we can find information on wjz.com. the first official day of spring is bringing us more warm weather. outside tonight, the sun is still shining. still a little humid out there. bob has a look at what we can expect over the last five days. bob? >> looks like miami, with a few palm trees missing. take a look at temps tomorrow. we'll start off probably in the
upper 50s to low 60s. and there will probably be fog in some areas. and then it warms up, into the low 70s once again. chances of showers tomorrow, very, very slim. probably even less than today. the next five days, check out these temperatures. thursday, a lot of sun. 80 degrees. 81. maybe 83, 84 on friday. cooling down, with showers like late saturday and a good chance of shower activity here on sunday. and we need rain. low 60s expected the second half of the weekend. kai? >> bob. thank you. a violent band of storms hits texas. residents are cleaning up after rain, hail and at least one tornado struck the state. winds over 160 miles per hour injured four people. thousands lost power. so far, no deaths are reported. meteorologists say they expect the storm it continue over the next few days. strong winds are hampering parts -- or hammering parts of new zealand. the gust took out semi trucks and tore roofs off houses.
experts say the winds will ease off overnight. repairs are now under way. >> thick fog may be to blame for the crash of an italian cruise ship off the coast of vietnam. the cruise liner, owned by silver seek cruises, slammed into the side of a container ship. the impact nearly capsized. now, people on board the silver shadow are describing the ordeal. >> through the fog, to our horror, we saw this vietnamese containership appear, sideways on. and it was as if our ship was perfectly lined up to hit it in the side. >> according to a statement by silver seek exriewzs -- silver sea cruises, the safety of the guests was never a problem. secretary of state hillary clinton is backing a new investigation into the mystery of legendary pilot amelia earhart. clinton and a group of historians are launching a
search for the wreckage of earhart's plane. it was sparked by an old photo that suggests earhart may have crashed on an island. 75 years ago, she crashed while on an around the world trip. check in for eyewitness news. coming up, vic is standing by with a preview. we'll keep you updated on the breaking news. wjz is on the scene. we'll have more information, new at 6:00. and... national outrage over the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in florida. i'm adam may, now, a former baltimore mayor could be getting involved in the case. my interview is coming up. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news, coming up all new at 6:00. kai? >> thank you, vic. a third grader is called for jury duty in massachusetts. 9-year-old jacob clark was summoned iniar mouth. census records say he was born in 1932. it was either a data entry era.
and this isn't the first time he was called. he first was summoned when he was just 2 years old. you know what? i think this young man has a civic duty and just do it. >> i do, too. put him on the jury. >> there you go. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. the biggest move of the football off season is now official. peyton manning talks about his decision to play for the denver broncos. >> mark has details coming up. ,
the ravens coming schedule. want to know when the denver broncos are coming to town. sports director mark viviano has more on why denver has such a big deal. >> denver was kind of a big deal. now the broncos are considered much better because peyton manning is their new man. provide said he stays health -- provided he stays healthy. manning was officially introduced at a press conference today. this less than two weeks after he was let go by the ind dwranapolis colts. -- indianapolis colts. he signs a lucrative deal with denver, a five-year, $95 million contract.
14 seasons of hall of fame caliber play, with the colts. manning moves to the mile high city and talks about his decision to sign with denver. >> reporter: you have options and you really believe that you can make any of them work. i've always believed that it is up to me and the people here around me to make this the right decision. you know, it will be speculated on and debated for months to come, whether it was the right decision or not. i'm going to go out and try to make it the right decision. >> reporter: he's the guy who is going to make our football team. he's already made them better. just because of the type of person he is, his reputation, and what he's done in this league. so he is just going to be a tremendous effect on the denver broncos. and i couldn't be happier that he's chosen to play for us. >> reporter: now, elway wouldn't say what the plans are for tim tebow. the charismatic qb who led to the play-offs last season. it is most likely the broncos
will play tebow. manning said he will be happy to work with him. more on manning coming up. plus a long-time ravens rival calls it quits in pittsburgh. and the latest on the orioles, at 6:00. mark. thank you. it's been 5 months since the woman was seriously hurt by a shopping cart thrown from a parking garage in a mall. now, the video of a horrific prank is released. kathryn brown is -- has the story from new york. >> reporter: the surveillance video is difficult for almost anyone to watch. but for michael hedge, it is impossible. it shows the moment his life changed forever. >> i'm quite concerned that my children never see that video. i would never like to see that video. >> reporter: hedge's wife, marion, was standing on the ground level of the parking garage of this east harlem target store last november, when 13-year-old giovanni rosario, and 12-year-old raymond hernandez decided to pull a horrific prank and toss
a shopping cart over the edge. this video shows a third boy, achilles baskin in a white hoody, trying to stop his friends, to no avail. >> we knew about the third boy. we're grateful that he made the effort that he did. >> reporter: the cart plummeted five stories and landed on marion hedges, a mother dedicated to charity, who had stepped in to buy halloween candy for underprivileged kids. she suffered critical injuries, and even now, months later, her recovery is agonizingly slow and excruciatingly painful. >> she can walk five or six blocks before she starts feeling nauseous and dizzy. our family is under tremendous strain. >> reporter: but the facts that marion hedges is alive is a miracle her family can't escape. and michael hedges says his wife remains determined to turn this nightmare into something good. >> she is working to identify mechanisms in charities that will do good for inner city
youth when she is, and if she is able to do that. and i will try to help her. >> that was kathryn brown reporting. marion hedges says she has not spoken to the boys who pushed the cart onto her, but she wishes them well and calls her recovery a work in progress. tense moments for visitors at the buffalo zoo in new york, after a gorilla escapes from its enclosure. zoo officials say the 400-pound male gorilla slipped out into an area used by zoo personnel, but closed to the public. visitors, however, were still moved indoors to the 45-minute ordeal. a female zookeeper was bitten on her hand before tranquilized and captured. her injuries, zookeepers are not considered serious. i'd be a little scared. >> a little bit, absolutely. still ahead on eyewitness news. chaos in owings mills. several people hurt, as the fight spirals out of control. >> a live report from the scene coming up next.
breaking news. several people hurt in a stabbing and a shooting in owings mills. a live report from the scenes with new information on how it started. >> reporter: bombshell subpoena. i'm mike hellgren in anne arundel county, where the police chief is being asked to testify under oath. i'll tell you why councilmembers believe that is critically important.
>> reporter: i'm alex demetrick. coming up, bhawrnl has a-- baltimore has a new archbishop, but not a new position on hot- button issues. that story as eyewitness news continues. spring is in the air. how is the rest of the week looking? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. >> take a look at these stories and all the day breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. bedlam in baltimore county. stabbings, and a shooting in a quiet neighborhood. >> several people heard what police are saying about the violence. >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. denise koch is off. i'm adam may. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> updating